spirit within me.” ~~ Psalm 51:10
Cleanliness is next to Godliness — how many times did she say that? How did she think I’d forget? My mom, the Queen of Repetition, said it over and over. Small children don’t get idioms, those phrases which often mean something other than what they say.
Yesterday as I cleaned my home, after many weeks of not being able to, I thought to myself, “Well, if cleanliness is next to Godliness, I just got a grand and glorious F!”
This morning our church choir sang a tantalizingly beautiful anthem based on the verse from Psalm 51 shown above. As I listened to the words, I couldn’t help but consider my heart as God’s home. Is my heart clean? Is my spirit right and in tune with God? Hard questions to answer.
I must be about cleaning my spiritual house, my heart, daily, perhaps hourly or more often, to retain a right spirit, a spirit in favor with God. Gratitude overflows at the thought that God truly understands and accepts me flaws and all, and even when I’m not as clean and spiffed up as I should be. He trusts me to set things aright, and I must not fail Him.
So, dear friends, I want to assure you that God takes us in whatever condition we’re in as long as we’re willing to say, “I believe. I have faith. And ask His forgiveness.”
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